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NerdWallet: When you should - and shouldn't - tap into your Roth IRA early
(NerdWallet via AP) — Most retirement accounts are for one purpose: The money goes in and stays in until retirement — specifically, until the investor turns 59 1/2. Pull it out early and you’ll have to pay taxes and penalties.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017


Cemeteries make more room for natural burials
RHINEBECK, N.Y. (AP)  — Last goodbyes are said in these woods with wildflowers placed on a shrouded body, or with the beloved wrapped in a favorite childhood blanket. Dirt shoveled back into the graves leaves behind slowly sinking mounds of earth on the forest floor, marked with stones.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

'Mockingbird Songs' a testament to the patient cultivation of friendships and value of letter writing
(AP) — Nelle Harper Lee wrote a novel published in the early 1960s. Her next novel was published more than 50 years later. She had no use for email, Facebook and Twitter (which she considered as ways of invading someone’s privacy) and only used a cellphone to call people because she didn’t understand how to use it for anything else.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

As the nation celebrates its birth, so does the Erie Canal
(AP) — A few days after the first shovel was thrust into the central New York state dirt on July 4, 1817, to ceremoniously begin the building of the Erie Canal, the real work got started.
Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Throwback: Kids still enthralled with game of marbles
In this world of pompous athletes, overbearing coaches, money-grubbing owners and a win-at-all-costs mindset, it's easy to become jaded.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Author to speak on early days of Pana on July 5
PANA — "Pana: The Crossroads of Crisis by Heinz Suppan will be presented on Wednesday July 5 at the Senior Citizens Center in Pana.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

What to do when your emergency fund runs out
(NerdWallet via AP) — You’ve cut spending to the bone, sold excess stuff and hustled every side gig imaginable. But your emergency fund, if it ever existed, is on fumes.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Venus Ramey, Miss America who inspired WWII effort, dies
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Venus Ramey, a former Miss America who helped rally the nation during World War II and found renewed fame later in life by shooting out the tires of intruders at her Kentucky farm, has died. She was 92.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Why your credit cards shouldn't retire when you do
(Via AP) — When her car trouble began, Beverly Dobratz, 70, assumed that years of responsible credit usage would qualify her for a new car loan with a low interest rate.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Drones with defibrilators could come to the rescue
CHICAGO (AP) — It sounds futuristic: drones carrying heart defibrillators swooping in to help bystanders revive people stricken by cardiac arrest.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Summer of '67 ushered in US hippie movement
This story was originally published Thursday, June 22, 1967.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Flower Children climbed a mountain, swarmed a polo field and crowded a beach to welcome the arrival of their “summer of love.”

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

This money habit makes all the difference: planning
(Via AP) — Planning ahead is hard when you're broke. But planning ahead may be the best way to stop being broke and start building a solid financial future.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Life's Journey Senior Living to host magic show
TAYLORVILLE — The world is changing and becoming a more dangerous and stressful place. Richard Landry brings a little laughter into a person's day and that makes the world a better place. He blends magic and comedy in a unique and creative way as he lets kids and adults get up to help him during his presentation to make it more fun for everyone.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017

AARP seeks senior contributors for recognition
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Unsung heroes at least 50 years old who are making contributions to communities and improving cities and neighborhoods are eligible for recognition by AARP Illinois.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Senior Citizens line up great acts for 30th Annual Variety Show June 16
CHRISTIAN COUNTY — The 30th Annual Variety Show sponsored by the Senior Citizens of Christian County (Taylorville Senor Center) will take place on Friday, June 16, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. in the Taylorville Memorial Hospital Auditorium. Fundraising events such as the Annual Variety Show provide funds necessary for the Senior Center to operate the Senior Transportation Program and provide other services such as the Taylorville Meals on Wheels Program, legal assistance, health and fitness programs, outreach services, tax assistance, and social activities and programs.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Americans want Medicare to pay for long-term care
WASHINGTON (AP) — A growing number of Americans age 40 and older think Medicare should cover the costs of long-term care for older adults, according to a poll conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Some short answers to your life insurance questions
(Via AP) — If you’re thinking about buying life insurance, it helps to know some basics. Here are fast answers to common life insurance questions.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Days Gone By
KINCAID — Pictured is the Kincaid Elementary School Class of 1946. Back row from left: Norma Foster, David Ziegler, Lorene Martinelli, Thomas Davis, Delores Cathinari, Richard Duncan, Mary Dale Buschonan, James Sexson, Gerri Waitekitis, Jim Borgognoni, Leila Foli, Bob Nagen; Middle row: John B. Pacotti, Betty Roberts, T. Bayer, Edna Stover, Frank Baugh, Martha Williams, James Dodd, Mary Baugh, Ernest Loman, Patricia Day (Bob), Warren Peterson, Mr. Adin Howard Kellums; front row: Frances Babbs, Mary Lucas, Marjorie Snider, Donald Warren, G. Boirquet, Beatrice Gist, Pat Corsiatto, Loretta Summers, Delores Thompson. Some names were illegible and may be spelled incorrectly.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Weston: 'Smart' money moves that aren't so smart

By LIZ WESTON

NerdWallet

(Via AP) — The odds of winning a lottery are infinitesimal. Yet inevitably, someone does. Inspired by the idea of a huge payoff, millions of people burn money on lottery tickets.


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Warmer days can make you swoon, be prepared
(THE CONVERSATION via AP) — Over one million Americans faint every year, and countless more do worldwide. Fear, pain, the sight of blood or prolonged standing – think the long lines of summer travel – can trigger fainting.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Perfect
Haggeman Insurance provides scooters to students qualifying for perfect attendance. The PASS (Perfect Attendance Spells Success) is a program provided to the schools.  Pictured is Tyler Payne with St. Mary School students Tyler Dively and Ella Goodman.
Friday, May 19, 2017

Downsizing to make room for life's next chapter
ROCKTON, Ill. (AP) — Jack and Sandy Daniels never intended to move when they built their home in Rockton — north of Rockford — more than 40 years ago.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

NerdWallet: How to ruin your finances fast
(Via AP) — Some financial disasters are a long time in the making. It typically takes years of unfortunate choices — minimum credit card payments, forgone savings opportunities — to create suffocating debt or a poverty-level retirement.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Taylorville Memorial Hospital recognizes volunteers
TAYLORVILLE — April 23-29 marked National Volunteer Week and Taylorville Memorial Hospital honored volunteers who reached service hour milestones during the annual Volunteer Appreciation luncheon held in the Janice Hopper Auditorium on Wednesday, April 26.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017

How your selfie could affect your life insurance
A selfie reveals more than whether it’s a good hair day. Facial lines and contours, droops and dark spots could indicate how well you’re aging, and, when paired with other data, could someday help determine whether you qualify for life insurance.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Q&A: Could the Henrietta Lacks case happen today?
NEW YORK (AP) — What happened in the 1951 case of Henrietta Lacks, and could it happen again today? The story of the woman who unwittingly spurred a scientific bonanza made for a best-selling book in 2010.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017











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